|Also known as Arjun|
Name Arjun Janya
Genres Film score, soundtrack
Role Film Score Composer
|Years active 2006–present|
Parents Ashwathkumar, Anasooya
|Occupation(s) Music director, singer, composer|
Albums Rx Suri (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Similar Sriimurali, Ramya, Sudeep
Music director arjun janya exclusive interview at kannada and tamil movie experience jai hind 2
Arjun Janya (previously Lokesh Kumar) is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer and singer. Arjun made his film debut in the 2006 Kannada film Autograph Please. Since then he has composed and scored music for such successful as Birugaali (2009), Sanchari (2010), Kempegowda (2011), Varadanayaka (2012), Victory (2013), Vajrakaya (2015) and Mukunda Murari (2016). His songs have been well received by the audiences across South India.
- Music director arjun janya exclusive interview at kannada and tamil movie experience jai hind 2
- Impromptu song composition by arjun janya troupe 53rd bengaluru ganesh utsava
- As a singer
Arjun Janya won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director for the film Alemaari (2012), the SIIMA Award for Best Music Director for the film Romeo (2012) and the Filmfare Best Music Director award for the film Bhajarangi (2013).
Impromptu song composition by arjun janya troupe 53rd bengaluru ganesh utsava
Arjun started his career by assisting composers such as V. Manohar and K. Kalyan. He worked as a keyboard player for around 30 films.
His first release as a music director was Autograph Please (2006) starring Sanjjanaa and Dilip Raj. Since then, he composed for various films but with little success until he scored the music for the film Birugaali in 2009. All the songs of this film were noticed and appreciated. Following this, he tasted success by scoring for the film Sanchari in 2010.
Arjun's biggest breakthrough came with the Sudeep vehicle Kempe Gowda in 2011, a remake of the Tamil blockbuster Singam. During this time, he changed his name from Arjun to Arjun Janya upon his astrologer's suggestion and Sudeep's recommendation. Some articles report that a meeting between Arjun and Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman changed his fortunes in the music industry. The song "Khaali Quarter" composed for the 2013 film Victory went viral and was on top of the charts for many weeks. He scored for his 50th film composition for Vajrakaya which released in April 2015 which received rave reviews.